You have questions, we have answers
We offer three convenient options. Chose one that works for you.
- Postal Mail – Print this form for either credit card or bank draft and mail it to the address on the bottom.
- Online – You can set up your own recurring credit card online by following this link. Be sure to check the recurring box before scrolling further.
- Phone – call our Home Office at 864-335-8401; for credit cards, call Harriet at ext. 8562; for bank drafts, call Amy at ext. 8560.
BANK DRAFT! Credit cards charge, on average, about 3.75 percent of the transaction amount plus a 35 cent transaction fee. Giving a check at your chapter meeting costs about 82 cents. Bank drafts cost only 15 cents per transaction. If you donate $20 per month, this is what DFW actually receives using the three different methods:
Automatic bank drafts — $19.85
Check at chapter meeting — $19.18
Automatic credit card payment — $18.90
This does not include the cost of DFW staff time involved in processing the donations. While staff time is minimal with bank drafts, every time a credit card number is changed due to a compromised or expired card, it costs significant staff time and lost donations to reinstate the card. With automatic bank drafts, we do not have this issue. For all these reasons, automatic bank drafts are the best way to give!
Our Board of Directors Risk Management Committee conducted significant research into the security of bank drafts. They determined that our bank provides the highest level of security and are comfortable recommending it as our preferred way of giving. You can read the PCI compliance statement from our credit card processor here. All information is securely stored, and only staff setting up the transactions have access to it. We recommend that you do not send your bank account or credit card number by email, including as an attachment. Sending an expiration date or CVV by itself is fine.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make any changes, including cancellation. Or call our Home Office at 864-335-8401; for credit cards, call Harriet (ext. 8562) and for bank drafts, call Amy (ext. 8560).
No, this is not possible at the current time. Please email email@example.com to make any changes. Sending an update to your expiration date or CVV without the credit card number is secure. Consider switching to bank draft so that you don’t have to worry about expiration dates.
Yes, call 864-335-8401; for credit cards, call Harriet (ext, 8562) and for bank drafts, call Amy (ext. 8560).
Meeting in person or attending every meeting is not always possible (especially in this time of COVID-19), but DFW still needs your monthly donations.
Create a recurring donation that you can stick with (there is no minimum) and then give more when you can or during our annual appeal at the end of the year.
No, give what you can. Our collective giving model allows individual gifts to have the greatest possible impact. Some give as little as $5 per month.
Every donation to DFW is used to support ALL of DFW’s work to further its mission of ensuring gender equality and improving the lives of women and girls in the developing world. Donations — whether you give at your chapter meeting or through automatic giving — are not restricted to that month’s featured grantee.
Yes. Every donation you make gets credited to your chapter.
No, while that is helpful, it is not required.
All major cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
Most debit cards are backed by one of the major credit card companies listed above, so, yes. The cost for DFW is the same as running a credit card.
Bank Drafts run around the 15th of each month. Credit cards run the same day it is entered each month
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions or concerns.